Future Infantry BCTs to Stay on Their Feet

Army: Future Infantry BCTs to Stay on Their Feet

Sep 12, 2013

Military.com| by Matthew Cox

FORT BENNING, Ga. — The U.S. Army is currently developing four new combat vehicles, but maneuver officials here maintain that infantry brigades of 2020 may still traverse the battlefield on foot.

Officials at the Army’s Maneuver Center of Excellence here outlined how tomorrow’s infantry brigade combat teams will likely change during the 2013 Maneuver Warfighter Conference.

In addition to adding a third maneuver battalion, each IBCT will have an additional engineer company, a third cavalry troop and a new artillery battery of six M777 155mm howitzers.

But one weakness of the IBCT formation that infantry officials here continue to wrestle with is the speed small units move round the battlefield. Continue reading